How To Upcycle A Vintage Victorian Washstand -

How To Upcycle A Vintage Victorian Washstand

Sharing a fun easy way on how to upcycle a vintage washstand using Fusion Mineral Paint | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #DIY #upcycle #furnituremakeover #fusionmineralpaint

Sometimes in my job, I get to work on some super cool pieces. This sure was the case for a recent custom makeover for a very dear customer of ours. Her house is filled with beautiful Victorian pieces some of which I would NEVER lift a paintbrush too. However, this glorious old washstand didn’t fit into the decor in her bedroom so it needed a little loving. Today I’m sharing how to upcycle a Vintage Victorian Washstand.

How To Upcycle A Vintage Victorian Washstand

Sharing a fun easy way on how to upcycle a vintage washstand using Fusion Mineral Paint | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #DIY #upcycle #furnituremakeover #fusionmineralpaint

Do I Have To Use A Stain Blocker With Old Furniture?

Sometimes yes and sometimes no. It’s best when you are painting older style furniture that you do a test spot on the piece you are working on and leave for a few hours. You will see like a dirty stain coming through. 

Bleedthrough generally always occurs with the deep redwoods. But you can usually tell once you start painting.

This is where you would stop painting and apply a stain blocker. I use the BIN Stain and Seal Blocker. Be sure to use it in a well-ventilated area.


 

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Supplies needed:

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Step 1 – If you’re able to take your washstand apart, do so and layout ready for a good clean. Tape off the mirror to avoid any paint splatter.

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Step 2 –  Grab your TSP and give the entire piece a really good clean. The beauty of Fusion TSP is that you don’t have to rinse it off. Just let it dry and move onto the next step.


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Painting Time

Step 3 –  Grab your brush and give each component 3 coats of Casement, letting each coat dry in between. 

When completely dry take your wax brush and give the whole piece a wax to seal in all your hard work.

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Pop all of the pieces back together and you’re all done. Now your washstand is all freshened up to last for another century!

Happy Painting!

Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later!

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